Zomato-Backed Shiprocket Raises $33.5 Mn To Be India’s 106th Unicorn. Details here

New Delhi: Zomato-backed logistics technology platform Shiprocket on Wednesday became India’s 106th unicorn after raising $33.5 million (about Rs 270 crore) in a funding round co-led by Temasek and Lightrock India.Also Read – India Ranks 3rd In Global Startup Ecosystem & Number Of Unicorns, Says Minister

Shiprocket was valued at around $1.2 billion with the fresh round of funding. Also Read – ‘Zomato’s Share Price Would Have Been Rs 450 If…,’ Says BharatPe Co-Founder Ashneer Grover

The fresh funds will help Shiprocket extend its operating system by building newer software and intelligence products along with deepening its capability on the fulfillment and same-day delivery experience, it said in a statement. Also Read – Zomato Plunges Over 14 Pc As Share Lock-In Period Comes To End

The Series E2 funding round also saw participation from existing investors, Bertelsmann India Investments, March Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, PayPal Ventures and Huddle.

“This investment will help accelerate our roadmap and will also help us bring world-class e-commerce experiences to every direct commerce retailer in India,” said Saahil Goel, CEO and Co-founder, Shiprocket.

Launched in 2017, Shiprocket delivers packets to more than 66 million consumers annually and is growing 3 times year on year.

Last month, Shiprocket acquired omnichannel commerce company Arvind Internet Limited’s technology business called ‘Omuni’ for Rs 200 crore in a stock and cash deal.

The deal will leverage both companies’ technology and resources to enable quick, efficient, hassle-free deliveries from the closest store/warehouse in a larger D2C commerce enablement segment, Shiprocket said in a statement.

In June, Shiprocket acquired a majority stake in Pickrr, an ecommerce software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for D2C brands and SME e-tailers for around $200 million (nearly Rs 1,560 crore).

(With inputs from IANS)

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